Sukeban, New NYC-Based Joshi Promotion Set To Hold First Event On September 21st, Full Roster Revealed


We now have a major update on the rumoured NYC-based Joshi promotion starting up this Fall.

Earlier this summer, PWInisder revealed that a new promotion featuring Japanese women’s wrestlers would be starting in NYC this Fall, with some of the names previously reported to be involved being Tomoka Inaba, Arisa Nakajima, and Risa Sera. Additionally, former Bushiroad consultants are believed to be working with the promotion, and both short and long-form anime content is expected.

PWInsider have now shared a press release that was issued to them, revealing that the promotion will be named ‘Sukeban’ as an ode to the girl gangs of the 1960s and 70s that helped bring Feminism to the forefront of Japan, with their first event set for September 21st at Capitale in NYC.

“Sukeban, the first ever Joshi women’s wrestling company outside of Japan featuring an entirely Japanese roster, will hold its World Premiere event on September 21, 2023 at Capitale in New York City. Featuring the strongest women’s roster in North America, Sukeban will hearken back to the glory days of Joshi wrestling to present the authentic, hard-hitting, phenomenal Joshi experience.”

-Sukeban, via PWInisder

A trailer for the promotion has also been uploaded to their official YouTube channel, which can be viewed below:

Tickets are set to go on sale for the debut event on September 1st exclusively via DICE, with the main event of said show set to feature Ichigo Sayaka (Unagi Sayaka) taking on Countess Saori (Saori Anou), with the winner competing for the Sukeban World Championship at Sukeban’s second event in the United States, to be announced in the coming weeks.

A full roster reveal was also within the press release, with both names and gimmicks being altered for copyright reasons, as previously reported by PWInsider. Talent were noted as having signed long-term deals with Sukeban.

The Vandals: Atomic Bamshee (Ram Kaicho), Otaku-chan (Kaori Yoneyama), Midnight Player (AOI), and BINGO (?).

Harajuku Stars: Ichigo Sayaka (Unagi Sayaka), Maya Mamushi (Maya Yukihi), Saki Bimi (SAKI), and Babyface (Ancham).

Cherry Bomb Girls: Crush Yuu (Yuu), Supersonic (?), and Riko Blondie (Riko Kaiju).

Dangerous Liaisons: Countess Saori (Saori Anou), Commander Nakajima (Arisa Nakajima), Lady Antoinette (Risa Sera), and Queen of Hearts (Miyuki Takase).

Unaffiliated: Stray Cat (?).

It was additionally noted that on top of the immense amount of talent on display, Sukeban’s World Premier event will feature several elements that will make the event unique:

The Sukeban World Championship, to be revealed in New York, was designed and created by Marc Newson, widely considered to be the greatest industrial designer of the generation.

Olympia Le-Tan, world-famous creative director and fashion designer, is behind all wrestler costumes and official merchandise.

The various hats worn, as seen in the official trailer, were created by the most important milliner in history, Stephen Jones

Social media superstar Mei Kawajiri (NailsByMei) is working on finger nail art for the talent.

Anime and manga art is the work of fast-rising artist and author, Sakana Koji.

Further events and shows are set to be announced across the United States and globally in the coming weeks, with a worldwide expansion and various lucrative revenue streams being eyed by the company.

As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on Sukeban’s debut show, as well as further plans for the prom

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